West Hills Middle School Transforms Into Renaissance Fair for a Day

Teachers and 9th-grade students at West Hills Middle School donned their best Elizabethan Era clothing for the school’s annual ‘Shakespeare Day.’ The renaissance fair-like event had students eating meals as they would have during Shakespeare’s time as well as playing games like badminton and archery. The day is the culmination of students reading Romeo and Juliet and lessons surrounding Sheakspeare.

Students and teachers great job on building astonishing historical costumes.

Students Send Care Package to Soldiers in Iraq and Receive Patriotic Gift in Return

Students watch as John Oldroyd raises a US flag he brought the kids. Second-grade students at Rosamond Elementary School knew their fellow classmate’s dad was an Army helicopter pilot serving in Iraq. So in honor of Veteran’s Day, they decided to put together a care package and send it to John Oldroyd and his General Support Aviation Battalion stationed in Taji, Iraq, just north of Baghdad.

Members of Mr. Oldroyd’s Army battalion were so thrilled with the care package and the letters of love and support that came with the package, they decided to do something to show their appreciation to the Rosamond second graders.

US soldiers hold up gifts sent by Rosamond Elementary students.

John Oldroyd and a few other pilots took to the skies over Iraq and flew an American flag in honor of the Rosamond students. Then they sent the flag to the school.

John Oldroyd just returned home from deployment and joined his son, John Oldroyd the II, at school. Together, with the second-grade class, they conducted a small flag-raising ceremony outside of Rosamond to fly the special American flag that was a gift from soldiers.

Thank you to the men and women who serve and sacrifice for our freedom every day.

Students Show True Sportsmanship During the Annual ‘Sports Day’ Event at Herriman High School

A student running in a sprint race. Students with special needs from elementary schools across Jordan School District participated in the annual ‘Sports Day’ held at Herriman High School. The kids participated in events like the long jump, softball throwing and sprinting. There was even an opening ceremonies parade with students holding banners showing pride for their schools. Every student that participated in a sport received a medal for their courage and hard work.

Thank you to everyone who made this year’s event a success and to students for showing us what true sportsmanship is.

FUN FACT FRIDAY: Superintendent Johnson Joins 2019 Class of Retirees

Flowers being presented to a retiree. This year we celebrate and take pride in the many accomplishments of the 125 Jordan School District employees who are retiring. Collectively they have worked more than 2,873 years in education and we thank them for their hard work and dedication. Our retirees will be recognized during a special dinner in their honor next week.

Superintendent Patrice Johnson is part of the 2019 class of retirees.

  • Dr. Johnson began her career in education as a kindergarten teacher 43 years ago.
  • Superintendent Johnson went on to find much success in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada where she taught in the classroom and then became a middle school principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent and associate superintendent.
  • Dr. Johnson joined Jordan School District in 2011 and has been Superintendent of Schools for the past eight years.

Please join us on Wednesday, May 22 as we say thank you and wish Superintendent Johnson the best as she begins the next chapter of her life in retirement.

The public is invited to a Retirement Reception for Superintendent Johnson:

  • Wednesday, May 22, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • JATC South, 12723 South 2080 West, Riverton

Retirement Reception for Superintendent Johnson: Wednesday, May 22, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. JATC South, 12723 South 2080 West, Riverton

Community Invited to Celebrate Life and Legacy of West Jordan Middle School

Former students, teachers, staff and members of the community will gather on Saturday to bid a fond farewell to the 60-year-old West Jordan Middle. The school will be torn down at the end of this school year as a brand new West Jordan Middle opens on site in the 2019-20 school year. People will be allowed to tour the old school, share cherished memories and then attend a program celebrating the life of the school with musical numbers, a slide show and video along with recognition of former principals.

The public is invited to this special event.

WHAT: Community Comes Together For Final Tour of West Jordan Middle School
WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. (Program begins at 6 p.m.)
WHERE: West Jordan Middle School, 7550 South Redwood Road, West Jordan

Enjoy this historical look back at West Jordan Middle School.